A $25 million investment of toll revenue into a camera
system will help the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission keep a close
eye on security and manage traffic flow, according to the commission.
The commission raised security concerns after the September
11 attacks and devised a $640 million capital investment program.
The latest expenditure will be a $25 million electronic
video surveillance system installed on the commission’s 18 bridges, including
Interstate 80 and the Delaware Water Gap.
Many of the bridges are border crossings between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Police departments from both states have yet to decide how the
monitoring process will shake down, according to the Pocono Record.
The cameras will help the commission monitor accidents and
incidents at the river crossings along with managing congestion.
The surveillance system could be up and running by November